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A Rugrats Chanukah

In the Advent Calendar House’s first Hanukkah episode, we follow the Rugrats on their mission to stop the “Meanie of Chanukah” and make him take a nap, counting all the Yiddish words and misspoken “babyisms” along the way. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a giant alien monster about to be shot at by a…

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Fruity Pebbles Christmas Commercial

Ho-ho-ho, I’m hu-hu-hungry for Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal commercials of Christmas past. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a caveman who somehow knows about Christmas. Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) of Y-Not Radio. Topics and Tangents Fruity Pebbles Christmas commercial, dated between 1986 and 1989. Recut commercial, with Jim Cummings as Santa, dated between 1992 and…

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The Gift of Winter

Trudge back to 1974 as we dig up a rare gem, The Gift of Winter, which introduces a colorful cast of characters better known from — and better animated in — this special’s Halloween-themed sequel, Witch’s Night Out! You can watch The Gift of Winter online on Shout! Factory TV. On This Episode Mike Westfall…

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Honey Nut Cheerios Scrooge Commercial

Nobody can’t say no to this 30-second portrayal of Scrooge in a Honey Nut Cheerios Christmas commercial that ran from around 1987 through at least the end of the 20th century. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), customary gruel enthusiast. Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) of Y-Not Radio. Topics and Tangents A tale of two Buzz Bees:…

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A Muppet Family Christmas

To mark the 30th anniversary of A Muppet Family Christmas, we try to get a head count of every unexpected guest at Fozzie Bear’s mother’s farmhouse on Christmas Eve in 1987. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), excitable pig photographer. Carlin Trammel (@nerdlunch) of the Nerd Lunch and Dragonfly Ripple podcasts. Topics and Tangents We…

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Frosty the Snowman

Happy birthday! The first episode of the Advent Calendar House attempts to answer questions no one asked about the 1969 Rankin/Bass TV special, Frosty the Snowman. On This Episode Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), excitable train station ticket booth clerk. Brandon Medley (@brandmed), an evil magician’s reformed pet rabbit from Blessed Are the Geek. Topics and Tangents…

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